For International End Violence Against Sex Workers Day, will you consider supporting our housing fund for Black and Brown Transgender Women who are former or current sex workers?

For those that do not know, Today, December 17th, has been internationally recognized as a day to honor those who suffer violence and hate crimes for their involvement in the sex trade. Violence against sex workers often go unreported and unaddressed. Homelessness greatly exacerbates the violence an individual can experience as well as the dependency on the sex trade itself. We know this well at the NJNP Collective — which was created as an intentional community home for Trans current and former sexworkers in search of safe housing. We do not pick one day to honor these individuals, but we honor them everyday as we work to gather the resources for them that isn’t being provided elsewhere. In DC — according to the DC Trans Needs Assessment Survey, a survey released in 2015 that had over 500 trans participants in the DC Area — over 35% of the respondents reported of having engaged in sex work, with a majority those respondents being of color and identifying as trans woman or trans feminine. In the same survey 74% of respondents had been verbally assaulted, 42% physically assaulted, and 35% sexually assaulted, so it should be no surprise that when the issue of housing came up in the survey, 20% of those taking the survey reporting that they are currently experiencing homelessness, Those currently experiencing homelessness are significantly more likely to be HIV positive and half of those responded as homeless reported to rely “ informal and grey economic work for income (such as sex work).

Since April, with our communities facing increasing levels of violence becauset of FOSTA/SESTA, NJNP doubled-down on providing Rapid Response Support to our Trans familia and expanded our Trans Justice Program to include mutual aid & support and a pilot Organizing Training Project(OTP) to develop the organizing and leadership skills of Trans folks of color most directly and disproportionately impacted by violences resulting from the criminalization of sex work.

Since then, NJNP has provided long-term and temporary housing Black and Brown Trans women and former sex workers, while actively working with community partners and organizers to secure safe spaces to house DC’s homeless Trans populations.

In 13 days, we will have to pay our monthly housing costs which total more than 5,000$. Consider supporting this initiative today.


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Violence against sex workers often go unreported and unaddressed. Homelessness greatly exacerbates the violence an individual can experience as well as the dependency on the sex trade itself. We know this well at the NJNP Collective — which was created as an intentional community home for Trans current and former sexworkers in search of safe housing. Contribute monthly to the overall housing costs for the NJNP Collective! Every month the minimum costs to manage the NJNP Collective is sometimes over $5,000 after utilities.

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The sisters at the NJNP House Collective need your help make sure the Collective can thrive as its residents fight for trans rights and lives, while providing mutual aid and support to fellow community members. “The unbounded freedom that comes from standing firmly on your own path the freedom to be who you are. We will get JUSTICE or there will be no PEACE.” This aid includes temporary housing; helping folks find jobs through cover letter and resume writing assistance; helping folks change their names and gender markers on their ids; providing meals; and working with partners to respond to state terror that keeps so many trans and nonbinary folx from thriving. Centering those most on the margins also requires us to support each other and our communities, to keep one another safe, fed, and housed as we fight for a world that affirms us all, and we know that we can't do that without you! All funds raised will be used to help cover the costs of the House, including rent, utilities, food, and a House Manager. Donations can be made through the FB fundraiser, through Venmo with the #TransCollective to @NJNP-DC or directly through njnpdc.org/donate

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Recognizing the countless barriers that trans folx - particularly black and brown trans women - face when trying to access basic needs like employment and housing, No Justice No Pride (NJNP) launched a Trans Justice Rapid Response Program in March 2018 that Trains, Employs, and Provides Mutual Aid to trans youth organizers and activists on Piscataway lands occupied by the District of Columbia (DC). To lead the groundwork most devastatingly impacting their communities, 3 brilliant organizers-in-training are learning the fundamentals of building community power, including the Liberation Movement Histories, Organizing 101’s, How to Build Movement Capacity, and the Steps to a House-Call. Current program participants are already putting their new skills to work on the NJNP Trans Communities Safety Survey as well as organizing with local trans and queer communities most directly and severely impacted by the passage of FOSTA and SESTA that has forced so many more community members to find employment in street-based, survival sex work.

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